I’m a lifelong Rochester resident and host of Rochester Today on KROC-AM. The lively one hour program runs from 10 to 11 a.m. weekdays and features experts and other guests, including regular visits by Mayor Ardell Brede, City Attorney Terry Atkins, and Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Michael Munoz. Every Tuesday and Friday conservative commentator and author Tom Ostrom joins me to talk about the events and issues of the day, and the Tracy McCray gets behind the microphone every Wednesday and Thursday to add even more space to the discussion. The regular experts that appear on Rochester Today the field questions from KROC-AM listeners include the Legal Eagle David Shulman, automotive technician Dick Zeitler with Auto Tech 101, and Jim Walters from the Power of Learning with advice on how to become a better critical thinker. Rochester Magazine editor Steve Lange is also a regular on the program. When I’m not hosting Rochester Today, I wears my objective journalist hat as a member of the KROC news team for over 30 years.
Minnesota’s Tax Burden is Ranked 5th Highest
A new report lists Minnesota among the states with the highest tax burdens.
Rochester Area Highway Construction Season Begins Next Week
The highway construction season in southeastern Minnesota is getting off to an early start this year.
Minnesota is Near Top in the U.S. for Retirement
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) -Despite its brutal winters, Minnesota has again been identified as one of the best states in the U.S. to choose for a retirement home.
Rochester Honkers Announce Mayor Brede Bobblehead
Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede is being immortalized in plastic.
Gun Fired During Road Rage Incident
White Bear Lake, MN (KROC-AM News) - Minnesota motorists are being asked to be on the lookout for a white 2006 Cadillac Escalade that was involved in a violent road rage incident Friday morning.
Rochester Again Tops Best Places to Live List
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - For the second straight year, Rochester is on top of a list of the Best Places to Live by the website Liveability.com.
Bat Disease Confirmed in 5 More Minnesota Counties
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - A disease that can decimate bat populations is spreading in Minnesota.
Candle Blamed for Fire at Rochester Four-Plex
Rochester , MN (KROC-AM News ) - Rochester firefighters were able to prevent a fire from spreading to a four-plex townhome after it broke out in an attached garage this afternoon.
Minnesota Troopers Find Big Haul of Black Market Smokes
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - State officials say a seat belt law violation led to the largest known seizure of un-taxed tobacco products in Minnesota history.
Will Minnesota Waters Soon be Free of Mercury?
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - The University of Minnesota is reporting a significant advance in the field of environmental clean-up.